CONSUMER CATCH-UP: California moves to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger, hackers expose photos of travelers at border crossings, and Amazon closes its food delivery service

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California, New York file suit to block proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Letitia James are leading a federal antitrust lawsuit to block T-Mobile's bid to buy Sprint.

Seven other states and the District of Columbia are joining California and New York in an effort to block the proposed merger, alleging that it would cause consumers harm. Though the wireless carriers stated that the merger would facilitate the creation of a 5G network and improve coverage for rural customers - but these promised benefits could not be verified, according to the lawsuit.

Instead, the lawsuit expresses concern that the merger would reduce competition and drive up service prices, which would particularly affect low-income and minority communities in urban areas.



Hackers compromise Customs and Border Protection photos of travelers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced on Monday that a cyberattack has compromised photos of travelers at airports and border crossings.

CPB said that a subcontractor's network had been breached, exposing photos of car license plates and of the travelers themselves. These images are a part of a growing program for the agency to employ facial recognition to track people entering and exiting the country.

The hack impacted fewer than 100,000 people, CPB said, and did not include other identifying information like passports or travel documents.



Amazon to close restaurant delivery service

Amazon announced Tuesday that it is shutting down its Amazon Restaurants business and will cease operations on June 24.

Amazon Restaurants was launched in the fall of 2015 and serviced more than 20 U.S. cities, but failed to stand out among its competition, which included Uber Eats and Door Dash. Amazon started scaling back the business last November.

It's also being reported that Amazon will shutter workplace lunch delivery service Daily Dish.




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